2012: Ice Age is an American science fiction disaster movie that tells the tale of a new and modern Ice Age caused by natural, cataclysmic events. Produced by an independent film group known as The Asylum, 2012: Ice Age was part of a three film series that focused on other planet-wide disasters during 2012. After many years lying dormant, a series of super volcanoes in Iceland, in the area closest to the Arctic Circle, erupt at once. It results in a series of cracks and fissures that separate a gigantic portion of one of the island nation's glaciers into the North Atlantic. Measured at over one thousand miles long, the monster glacier makes a speedy journey across the ocean towards the east coast of the United States. Though the movie looks at the global impact of the glacier and the plans to destroy it, including attacking it using B1 bombers, it takes a specific look at the Hart family. After Bill Hart (Patrick Labyorteaux) learns of the impending disaster, he, his wife Teri (Julie McCullough), and teenage son Nelson (Nick Afanasiev) head to New York City to grab their daughter Julie (Katie Wilson). However, things don't go as planned. After their car is unable to get past the increasingly cold and snowy weather, Bill and his family attempt to get to New York via a single-propeller plane through hurricane-force winds. Meanwhile, after seeing so many people freeze in place on the streets of the city, Julie and her friend head underground to find shelter and a way out of the glacier's path. 2012: Ice Age is written by Paul Sinor and Victoria Dadi, and directed by Travis Fort. The movie was released direct to DVD in June of 2011 by Warner Brothers Pictures with a rating of PG.